5 Reasons Green Tea is the Ultimate Immunity Booster

Although the green tea is largely popular throughout the world, it has been around for centuries in China, India, and Japan. Green tea is rapidly gaining popularity as more people become aware of its immune-boosting properties.

Green tea was traditionally used as a medicine by the Chinese, Indians, and Japanese to boost immunity and prevent illness. The Western world only recently became aware of green tea and began to reap its health benefits. Besides its primary function of preventing illness, it also helps in weight loss, skin care, and improving life expectancy and brain function.

But before diving ahead, you should be clear on five reasons how and why green tea for immune system works much better as an organic solution.

Antioxidant Properties

The antioxidant properties of green tea are the secret that makes it effective against diseases. While your body produces its antioxidants (endogenous), the functions of these antioxidants are ineffective towards free radicals (oxidative stress waste products).

Numerous ailments have been linked to oxidative stress, such as arthritis, cancer, and heart problems. Your body is more susceptible to sickness and medical conditions when it cannot deal with free radicals.

Green tea is a great source of polyphenols, a type of antioxidant. To prevent essential compounds from fermenting and oxidizing, fresh Camellia Sinensis leaves are rapidly steamed to inactivate enzymes. The utmost care is taken while producing our premium green tea to keep all its essential components intact.

May Help Prevent Cancer

Oxidative stress and chronic inflammation have been linked to cancer in numerous studies. Oxidative stress gradually transforms normal cells into inflamed or tumor cells. Tumor cells can cause cancer if they grow out of control.

Green tea's antioxidant polyphenols may reduce the risk of cancer by slowing or stopping the body's oxidative stress damage. Particularly, epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) in green tea inhibits the growth of cancer cells and has been shown to kill them directly.

May Prevent Coronary Heart Diseases

Low levels of physical activity and a diet with high saturated fats lead to artery-clogging (atherosclerosis). These are the two main causes of coronary heart disease. There are two ways how green tea helps prevent coronary heart disease.

1. It prevents atherosclerosis by facilitating the proper function of endothelial cells. Atherosclerosis occurs when endothelial cells become inflamed.

2. It prevents obesity by promoting fat oxidation.

UV protection

The sun's ultraviolet radiation has been linked to a variety of health problems such as immunosuppression, DNA damage, and skin cancers.

Green tea does not block UV rays, but it does lessen the effects of free radicals and prevents inflammation resulting from prolonged sun exposure. The metabolites of green tea enter your skin tissue fluids as it breaks down. Then, they become a protective barrier against UV rays.

Antimicrobial Properties

Green tea also has antimicrobial properties that stop viruses and bacteria from growing. It has been supported by several studies that EGCG and ECG, two specific polyphenol catechins, are capable of inhibiting the activities of viral and bacterial factors. Even formidable pathogens like methicillin- resistant Staphylococcus Aureus can be overcome by these agents. The phospholipid layers can be penetrated by ECG and EGCG, thereby making viruses and bacteria weak to antibiotics.

 

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